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Lot 40: DOYLE, ARTHUR CONAN. "THE ADVENTURES" AND "THE MEMOIRS" OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, 1892-94 (2 VOL.)
20 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. London: George Newnes, 1892, 8vo (236 x 163mm.), FIRST EDITION (with misprint "Violent Hunter" on p.317), illustrations by Sidney Paget, original blue cloth blocked in black and lettered in gilt, all edges gilt, patterned endpapers; The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. London: George Newnes, 1894, 8vo (234 x159mm.), FIRST EDITION, illustrations by Sidney Paget, original light blue cloth blocked in black and lettered in gilt, all edges gilt, patterned endpapers; together in collector's matching morocco-backed clamshell box, very minor wear to binding of first work, some minor foxing, OTHERWISE EXCEPTIONAL COPIES (2)
Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, when appropriate.
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Literature: Green & Gibson A10a, A14a; Sadleir 739, 746